Gypsy punk. Electronica. Hip hop. World Music. Not since listening to a random Manu Dibango CD -- left behind by an old roommate when he moved -- have I ventured into the esoteric and somewhat intimidating genre of world music.
MayFest, a weekend of music, food and drink, opened with a barrage of DJ sets at the Electric Lot Party.
With a sunny outlook and warm, lush melodies, Vacationer puts a bright and positive spin on electronic pop.
Emily Wells is a musician working valiantly to undermine any sort of classification. Her work is beautiful and unsettling in the best way.
When you dig beneath the shimmering textures and ethereal vocals of Sweden's I Break Horses you will discover that the duo of Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck make soundscapes of depth and substance.
Chicago native Shawn Rosenblatt, aka Netherfriends, gives a rooftop performance of the song "Bloomington, IN," for Show Me Shows.
Last night's lineup at Plush was synthesizer and pop-hook heavy, performed with a playfulness straight from the '80s.
At the intersection of music and perfume, your choices...well, your choices stink, frankly. "Fantasy" by Britney Spears is best used as some sort of anti-sex stink bomb, and we believe Justin Bieber's perfume was the perferred choice of particularly vicious Occupy Wall Street riot cops.